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white house press secretary robert gibbs. then we will turn to afghanistan. where u.s. troops are going head to head with the taliban as that country prepares for this week's elections. we will get perspective from former senator chuck yagel and lee hamilton and finally presidential historian douglas brinkley joins us to talk about presidents and our national parks, but first, the rage over healthcare reform. on face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, substituting for bob schieffer, harry smith. >> welcome again to the broadcast, bob sniff is offer this morning, joining us now from phoenix, arizona where he is travel twg the president, white house press secretary robert gibbs, mr. gibbs, good morning. >> good morning, harry, how are you? >> very well. >> 80 percent of americans have health insurance, they may not be thrilled with the system as it works right now, but their fear is reform is going to make things worse instead of better. can you guarantee them that things will impro
. captioning sponsored by cbs good morning again. joining us now first senator john mccain. senator, i understand that when vicki kennedy began calling people to speak at the wake on friday night that you were the first republican she called. i can understand why that was because you did have a very kind of special relationship with senator kennedy. you didn't always work together. a lot of the time you were on opposite sides but somehow you managed to keep this relationship going. how did you do that? >> i think it was probably because first of all we grew to respect each other. over time then have great affection for each other. you know, in this business& first you've got to establish respect. that respect sometimes was because of face-to-face discussions. sometimes for the record on issues that we had disagreements on. but the thing about ted was that when the debate was over, then he would put his arm around you and you moved on to the next issue. he never held... not only didn't he hold a grudge. he would... that was done. now let's go on to the next battle. >> schieffer: i talke
of those reports that u.s. commanders in afghanistan wants more troops. we will bring in the chairman of the armed services committee, senator carl levin of michigan and key republican senator lindsey graham of south carolina. is congress trying to buy planes the pentagon doesn't want by members of the, to fly members of congress around. but first general jim jones on face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from cbs news in washington, bob schieffer. >> and good morning again, general yoanls is in the studio with us this morning. thank you very much for coming, general. you went to afghanistan back in june, you took reporter bob woodward along with the trip and afterwards he reported that you told the commanders there they would have to make due with what they had. yet every day brings a new report that general mccrystal, the top american commander on the ground there is preparing a new assessment and it appears that he is going to ask for more troops. we hear that from various people, anthony
for joining us, in an abc interview recorded yesterday, treasury secretary geithner told george stephanopoulus the smaller federal deficit is vital to sustaining an economic recovery, he said doing that is going to require what he called hard choices. he was asked directly whether he would rule out new taxes and he said, the country must understand the administration will do in his words what is necessary. >> was he laying the groundwork here for a new round of taxes? >> no, not at all. he was explaining what has been the president's policy, the president recognizes that his first job was to rescue the economy, that what he inherited was an economy with a trillion-dollar plus deficit, and an economy that was in free fall and people talking about depression. and he had to change that. and i think we have and the statistics we have seen could confirm that, people are talking about whether the recession is going to turn into a depression, they are talking about when it is going to end. >> that is a real accomplishment, it is a real accomplishment for these policies. but we also recognize, this is
cbs news in washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. joining us now from cedar falls, iowa, senator chuck grassley, republican. and here in the studio, senator kent conrad. gentlemen, welcome to you both. i want to start with the most controversial part of this thing. house speaker pelosi said this week that she simply cannot pass a health care reform bill in the house unless it includes the so-called public option -- that is, the government-run insurance program like medicare. senator grassley, you have said -- you're on the record as saying you can't support a bill that includes that public option. senator conrad, you have said that a bill with that option in it cannot pass the senate. so i will just start with you, senator grassley, same question to both of you, so what should the president do now? >> well, of course the whole thing could be dropped, because i think when you have as one of your main principles you want to make health insurance available to everybody that doesn't have it, and you want to make it affordable and accessible, then you've got
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